Player News - Sharks

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The New York Rangers' Carl Hagelin scored the opening goal in Sunday's game against San Jose due to a misstep by Mirco Mueller.

Mueller was slow to clear the puck, which gave Hagelin the opportunity to break the scoreless tie at 13:01 of the second period. The Rangers went on to earn a 4-0 victory. "That was my mistake," Mueller said in regards to the Hagelin goal. "I think I've got to be harder on those pucks. I kind of misread it. I thought the puck was going to stop a little closer to (goaltender) Alex (Stalock) and he'd be able to cover it. That was my mistake." It was just Mueller's fifth NHL game, so it's completely understandable that he's still making adjustments. He'll have good and bad games, but he's got a lot of upside.
Oct 20 - 10:04 AM

Alex Stalock allowed four goals on 29 shots in San Jose's 4-0 loss to the New York Rangers.

Stalock was perfect in the first period but allowed three goals in the second frame. The 27-year-old is now 1-1-1 with a 2.27 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage. He and Antti Niemi are competing for the starting job and tonight's performance won't help Stalock's cause.
Oct 19 - 8:00 PM

Brent Burns played a team-high 25:08 in San Jose’s 4-0 to the New York Rangers on Sunday.

The Sharks were unable to beat Henrik Lundqvist tonight. The loss to New York was the Sharks first in regulation this season, and the first time they have been shutout. Fellow defenseman Justin Braun led the Sharks in shots on goal with four.
Oct 19 - 7:54 PM

Joe Thornton scored once on Saturday to reach the 1,200 point mark in his NHL career.

Thornton is the 46th player to hit the milestone in the NHL. Congratulations to Joe for the honor. It was his first goal of the season and now he has six points in five games.
Oct 19 - 9:36 AM

Mike Brown (hand) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Brown suffered the injury on October 10th when he blocked a Paul Postma shot. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 19 - 7:01 AM

Logan Couture scored and assisted twice in the Sharks’ 4-2 win over the Devils on Saturday night.

The goal was Couture’s first of the season, as the talented 25-year-old has started sluggishly this season, with just one assist and eight shots on goal entering the game. He had four shots on goal against the Devils, so perhaps he’s starting to get out of his early funk. Joe Pavelski also had a three-point night with a goal and two helpers. Patrick Marleau notched a goal and an assist and Joe Thornton also scored, via the empty net
Oct 18 - 10:12 PM

Antti Niemi set aside 35 shots in the Sharks’ 4-2 win over New Jersey on Saturday night.

Niemi and the Sharks nearly saw their lead vanish as the Devils scored two in the third period to cut the lead to 3-2. Only an empty net goal after a fortuitous bounce off a Devils skate could seal the deal with 1:14 left. Niemi has a 2.27 goals-against average and .933 save percentage on the season. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the veteran get the night off Sunday at the Rangers.
Oct 18 - 10:10 PM

The San Jose Sharks replaced John Scott with Eriah Hayes for Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

Scott landed a big hit on New York Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski and even scored a goal this week, but that's probably the most you'll see from the big enforcer. Hayes isn't expected to make much of a fantasy impact, either.
Oct 18 - 12:38 PM

The San Jose Sharks will scratch defenseman Jason Demers against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, instead rolling with Scott Hannan.

Hannan is long beyond the point of being particularly useful in fantasy, so the most interesting facet is Demers sitting. The 26-year-old is coming off of a 34-point season in 2013-14 and has two assists in four games so far.
Oct 18 - 12:35 PM

Mike Brown is still out of action with a hand injury.

Brown suffered the injury while blocking a shot eight days ago. He will need to have his hand completely heal or he will be unable to fight and that is most of his fantasy game.
Oct 18 - 9:03 AM

James Sheppard (knee) has been sent to the minors on a conditioning assignment.

He had off-season surgery on his knee and he'll work his way into game shape with AHL Worcester.
Oct 17 - 5:54 PM

Tomas Hertl found the back of the net in a 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders Thursday night.

Hertl has two goals in four games this season. He's got the potential to flirt with the 60-point mark in 2014-15, although he's definitely still a gamble at the age of 20.
Oct 17 - 5:44 AM

Joe Thornton added another two assists in the Sharks' 4-3 shootout loss on Thursday.

That puts Thornton just one point shy of the 1,200 point mark. He's started the 2014-15 campaign with five assists in four games.
Oct 17 - 5:42 AM

Alex Stalock has passed his first two tests in San Jose's net this season, coming off a shutout in his first appearance to make 42 saves on 45 shots in the Sharks' shootout loss on Thursday night.

Stalock played well enough to earn the win, but the Sharks could not seem to topple the much improved Islanders. Unfortunately, Stalock is not in complete control of his fantasy worth, as Antti Niemi will still collect starts until the Sharks decide Stalock is the new heir, which could take a while. After four games, its two great starts for Stalock, while Niemi has one good and one bad start.
Oct 16 - 10:34 PM

Brent Burns buried a goal and an assist in San Jose's shootout loss to the Islanders on Thursday night, extending his points streak to four.

It apparently doesn't matter whether the hulking 29-year-old plays offense or defense, as he has found his way on the scoresheet six times through the first four games on the Sharks' blue line. Burns has one goal and five assists this season with six penalty minutes.
Oct 16 - 10:24 PM

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